Grade 1-3 Another excellent addition to this science series that has opened up a host of subjects to young readers. This book tells what tornadoes look like, why they occur, when they occur, and what to do when one strikes. A few incidents of disastrous tornadoes are mentioned, such as the time when a tornado in Minnesota lifted a passenger train from its tracks and carried it 80 feet through the air. The writing is clear, concise, and rhythmic. Maestro's color drawings are also clear and understandable, and fit well with the book's design. This book is for younger audiences than Fradin's Disaster ! Tornados (Childrens, 1982). It should be just the thing for young readers interested in the subject. Todd Morning, Schaumburg Township Pub . Lib . , Ill.
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Franklyn M. Branley was the originator of the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series and the author of close to 150 popular books about scientific topics for young readers of all ages. He was Astronomer Emeritus and former Chairman of the American Museum of Natural History-Hayden Planetarium.
Giulio Maestro is the illustrator of over 100 children’s books. He has also written his own books of word play and has co-authored two I Can Read Books with his son, Marco: What Do You Hear When Cows Sing, and Other Silly Riddles and Geese Find the Missing Piece: School Time Riddle Rhymes. The Maestros live in Old Lyme, CT.
Great read for any young reader. Information is simple enough for my young son to understand yet still informative.Published 4 months ago by Redx915
I bought this book for my grandson. He's afraid of tornadoes, yet has a great interest in them, I wanted him to learn what they are about, how they form, etc. He loved the book.Published 14 months ago by Karen S. Crist
My son loves tornadoes so I got this book for his birthday. He is also learning to read and loves to read this book to himself. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Cheeky Mom
My son is fascinated with weather, especially tornadoes. A family member lost her house to a tornado over the summer, and my son started playing tornado (not understanding the... Read morePublished on October 7, 2010 by L. Anderson
I bought this for my 7 yr old niece and she loves it, as do I. She's always been fascinated with tornados and storms and this book is right on the money. Read morePublished on February 22, 2010 by B. Bader